Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning.
The annual Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) Shade Tree Sale will be held at various district forestry offices and other locations throughout the state the week of Feb. 27 through March 2, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.
Six separate wildfires in central and northern Caddo Parish are out -- now the cleanup is underway. Firefighters on the ground and National Guard troops in the air are looking looking for and dousing hot spots.
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images A wildfire is raging in northern Caddo Parish -- despite the limited amount of rain we got over the weekend. And that's prompted Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain to issue a warning to all residents north of Oil City to be prepared to evac…
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared DeSoto and Red River Parishes as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by tornadoes that occurred on April 26 and 27.